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Tim Quast
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We're All HFTs Now

In this guest commentary, author Tim Quast looks back at the history of HFT and how the market has evolved to where many firms now fit the definition of high-frequency trader.

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August 23, 2012

New and Improved

Quality of IOI messages rises due to client demand, competition and regulatory scrutiny

By John D'Antona Jr.

The once much maligned indication of interest has been reinvented. The buyside has long complained that these electronic messages from brokerage firms, expressing willingness to trade a block of stock, were nothing more than fishing expeditions to capture an order. But now things have changed and the quality of messages has improved, thanks to clinet demand, regulators and competition.

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